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[movies]Air Raid USO Red Feather 1943
1943 footage of air warden drills, and Red Feather events. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking...
Keywords: home movies; amateur film
Downloads: 140
[movies]1943 War Bonds Rally Air Warden
1943 home movie footage of War Bonds Parade and Rally in Philadelphia PA - featuring Mickey Rooney, Lucille Ball, Harpo Marx and more. A big fire. Civil defense training.
Keywords: amateur film; home movies
Downloads: 271
[movies]1944 Republican National Convention
1944 home movie footage of the Republican National Convention in Chicago, IL. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking...
Keywords: home movies; amateur film
Downloads: 130
[movies]1930 Bermuda White Star Game No 2
1930 home movies of a vacation cruise and commercial short about Bermuda. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking...
Keywords: home movies; amateur film
Downloads: 111
[texts]Personal Movies (October 1933) (Volume 2) - Fomo Publishing Company

Keywords: Motion Pictures; Amateur Film Magazine
Downloads: 311
[texts]Home Movies and Home Talkies (Jun 1932-May 1933 (Volume 1) - Institute of Amateur Cinematographers
Official organ of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers, Ltd.
Keywords: Motion Pictures; Amateur Film Magazine
Downloads: 1,470
[texts]Movie Makers (Jan - Dec 1929) (Volume 4) - Amateur Cinema League, Inc.

Keywords: Motion Pictures; Amateur Film Magazine
Downloads: 1,916
[movies][Kodak Sales Training Conference]
Kodak Sales Training Conference shot and edited by amateur filmmaker.
Keywords: amateur film; Kodak; sales conference
Downloads: 358
[movies]1929 Wisconsin Dells
1929 home movie footage of a trip to the Wisconsin Dells. The film was shot on Kodacolor lenticular stock which is why there are vertical stripes on the image. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery...
Keywords: amateur film; home movies; Wisconsin
Downloads: 142
[texts]Home Movies and Home Talkies (Jun 1933-May 1934) (Volume 2) - Institute of Amateur Cinematographers

Keywords: Motion Pictures; Amateur Film Magazine
Downloads: 1,331
[movies]1948 Weddings
Terrance Wedding, Pelligrino Wedding,
Keywords: home movie; amateur film; wedding
Downloads: 509
[movies][Stop-Motion Train Film] - Fleischer, Henry Charles
Stop-motion animation showing a day and night in the life of a model town and especially the railroads that serve it. ca. early 1950s
Keywords: stop-motion film; amateur film
Downloads: 510
[movies]Arthur H. Smith - The City of San Francisco - Arthur H. Smith
Amateur travelogue of San Francisco. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone...
Keywords: Arthur H. Smith; Amateur film; San Francisco
Downloads: 557
[movies]Arthur H. Smith - Personal Pictures No. 2 - Arthur H. Smith
The "Personal Pictures" series contains eight reels of edited home movies. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone...
Keywords: Arthur H. Smith; Amateur film; Home movies
Downloads: 268
[movies]1935 Dog Babe Ruth Football
1935 home movies featuring Babe Ruth with the New York Yankees. Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking...
Keywords: home movies; amateur film; Babe Ruth; football
Downloads: 348 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Arthur H. Smith's "The Mirror" - A Joint from the Kids on the Street - http://bringbackmidnightmovies.weebly.com
Cinema riffing troupe The Kids on the Street take on a classic of truly independent film with Arthur H. Smith's "The Mirror." The Mirror is the story of good ol' Monroe Trent, a man with a passionate hatred of mirrors. But can you blame him? The antique mirror in the attic keeps showing him the future! How would you feel if all of your favorite shows had their season enders spoiled by a piece of cobweb-covered glass? We'll tell you how you'd feel...
Keywords: comedy; riff; amateur film; Arthur H. Smith; satire
Downloads: 147
[movies]Family Trip West - Wallace Kelly
Reel #4 from Wallace Kelly's 1939 trip through the Western United States. Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film "Our Day" was named to the National Film Registry in 2007. This reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies with funds from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Keywords: Home movie; Amateur film; Utah; Yellowstone; Mt. Rushmore; Wallace Kelly
Downloads: 2,106
[movies]Arthur H. Smith - The Last Reel - Arthur H. Smith
An edited home movie by Arthur H. Smith of Smith's later years, living with his wife Blanche in Big Bear Lake, California, including a description of his filmmaking process. This file includes "Last Reel II," (1991) a silent reel of outtakes and stills. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Teleph...
Keywords: Arthur H. Smith; Amateur film; Big Bear Lake; California; Filmmaking
Downloads: 568
[movies]The Enterprise Goes to Press - Wallace Kelly
Wallace Kelly's film "The Enterprise Goes to Press" (ca. 1938) is his amateur industrial film about the production of "The Enterprise," the Kelly family's newspaper in Lebanon, Kentucky. Kelly (1910-1988) was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film "Our Day" was named to the National Film Registry in 2007. This reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies with funds from the National Film Preservation Foun...
Keywords: Home movie; Amateur film; Kentucky; Newspapers; Wallace Kelly
Downloads: 1,108
[movies]Kelly Scrap Book - Wallace Kelly
A reel of "odds and ends" from Wallace Kelly's film collection from the 1930s. The film consists primarily of family home movies, but also includes outtakes from "Our Day," scenes of the film "The Story of Astoria," shots of a marquee of the Marx Brothers in "Monkey Business" (1931) and clips of Kodacolor lenticular film (transferred as black & white). Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer...
Keywords: Wallace Kelly; home movies; amateur film; Kentucky; New York City
Downloads: 853
[movies]San Francisco Earthquake footage

Keywords: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906; San Francisco: Disasters; Amateur Film
Downloads: 140,893 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(8 reviews)
[movies]MEXICO a remix - antonwithagen
Movies and animated cartoons. While some color film processes (including hand coloring) were experimented with and in limited use from the earliest days of the motion picture, the switch from most films being in black-and-white to most being in color was gradual, taking place from the 1930s to the 1960s. Even when most studios had the capability to make color films they were not heavily utilized as tinting techniques and the Technicolor process were expensive and difficult...
Keywords: Mexico; black&white; amateur film; historic; remix.agfa; rural
Downloads: 17
[movies]San Francisco (1955 Cinemascope film) - Tullio Pellegrini
Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
Keywords: san francisco; amateur film; widescreen; Cinemascope, pasta1
Downloads: 430,207 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
[movies]Our Day - Center for Home Movies
Named to the National Film Registry in 2007, "Our Day" is a day-in-the-life portrait of the Kelly family of Lebanon, Kentucky. Wallace Kelly's amateur cast was made up of his mother, wife, brother, and pet terrier. The film documents a modern home inhabited by adults with sophisticated interests and simple ones. Kelly, a newspaperman, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s.
Keywords: home movie; amateur film; National Film Registry; Kentucky; Wallace Kelly
Downloads: 11,931 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(8 reviews)
[movies]1929 Trip Cal Oakland Big Trees Lake Tahoe
1929 home movie trip to California, Redwood forests, Lake Tahoe Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking...
Keywords: home movies; amateur film; California; vacation; Lake Tahoe
Downloads: 136
[movies]The World's Fair: 1939 -1940 - Unknown
World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40 Various amateur films, download from Archive.org, are edited and condensed to show what a day at the World’s Fair.
Keywords: Amateur film; The World's Fair; 1939; 1940; New York
Downloads: 6,288 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Screeners (Archivos Mayo) - Plane Take Off from San Andrés Islands in Colombia - Todojunto / Mario Posada Ochoa
This is one of the extracts of the Screeners/Archivos Mayo files project. We're recovering filmed amateurs films in different places, projected in public places and the owners of the images agree to share them with open licenses
Keywords: Screeners; Todojunto; Archivos Mayo; Mayo Files; take off; plane; 16mm; amateur film; Colombia
Downloads: 65
[movies]Screeners (Archivos Mayo) - Chimpanzee driver loop - Todojunto / Mario Posada Ochoa
This is one of the extracts of the Screeners/Archivos Mayo files project. We're recovering filmed amateurs films in different places, projected in public places and the owners of the images agree to share them with open licenses
Keywords: chimpanzee; screeners; todojunto; Archivos Mayo; Mayo Files; 16mm; amateur film
Downloads: 85
[movies]7th Orphan Film Symposium (2010) -- Kathy Dudding, Tracing the Flaneuse: New Zealand/Aotearoa
A recording of Kathy Dudding giving her presentation "Tracing the Flaneuse: New Zealand/Aotearoa," April 9, 2010, at the 7th Orphan Film Symposium. The context of this presentation -- the panel "Women Amateur Filmmakers Travel" -- is documented here: http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/orphans7/friday.php Shortly after giving this presentation, Kathy Dudding returned from New York to her home in New Zealand, at which time she discovered she had cancer...
Keywords: Kathy Dudding; amateur film; home movies; New Zealand; Orphan Film Symposium; NYU
Downloads: 28
[movies]Home Movie Day PSA
The 9th annual Home Movie Day is October 15th, 2011. Bring your films to watch with others at one of many international venues. For more information, please visit: www.homemovieday.com
Keywords: home movies; home movie day; amateur film; events; fun; leisure; history
Downloads: 314
[movies]Tokyo 1964 - 2 of 3
Home Movies of the Opening Ceremonies of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. From LostinLight.org
Keywords: home movies; amateur film; 8mm; olympics; japan; tokyo; lost in light
Downloads: 1,225
[movies]Tokyo 1964 - Part 1 of 3
Tokyo Summer Games 1964. Sights around Tokyo. Preparing for Opening Ceremonies. From LostinLight.org
Keywords: lost in light; 8mm; home movie; amateur film; tokyo; japan; summer olympics
Downloads: 2,908 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]HomeMovie01-01
Super 8 film of Christmas and winter scenes with family and child. Sledding, opening presents, looking in mirror, playing with kleenex, eating. From LostinLight.org
Keywords: lost in light; 8mm; home movies; amateur film; christmas; winter sledding
Downloads: 3,131
[movies]Tokyo 1964 Part 3 of 3 (Back in the States)
Amateur film of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Snowstorm and flood footage. A trip to Texas with scenes from the Cotton Bowl, Six Flags amusement park, and the JFK assassination site. From LostinLight.org
Keywords: JFK; Dallas; Texas; Fort Dodge; Iowa; snow; flood; amateur film; home movies; lost in light; 8mm
Downloads: 3,867 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Charles Boys' Footage of Hawaii, ca. 1937 - Charles Boys
Footage shot on the Big Island of Hawaii. Footage includes "Hawaiian cowboys" also known as Paniolo "cowboys," possibly at the Parker Ranch, working with sheep and herding cattle to a boat. Paniolos are shown on horseback in the water herding cattle, cattle being carried along side of small water craft to larger boat where the cattle are hoisted onto the boat and placed in cattle pens where the sheep are already located...
Keywords: archival film; amateur film; travel film; history; culture; Hawaii; Big Island; Parker Ranch; cowboy; Paniolo; cattle; ranch; sheep; boat; ocean; horse; hula dance
Downloads: 220
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